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Chapman University Unearths Data in Animal Habitat Selection That Counters Current Convention


June 26, 2013

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Scientists have long presumed that animals settle on breeding territories according to the ideal free model. But settlement data often show that, in fact, animals do not select high-quality habitat. Indeed, researchers from Chapman University report that young common loons have a striking tendency to settle on breeding lakes that resemble their natal lake in terms of both size and pH.Full Story

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